• What’s the Best Electrical Estimating Software for My Company.?

    What's the Best Electrical Estimating Software for My Company.? This is a common question that we get asked every day.The simple answer is the best one that you can afford.Now with the Best Bid Hybrid Pro you can easily afford the best. You may be a guy with a dream still working in the field or a small (3) man shop, we assume you both have the goal as the larger shops and that is to grow and make money. To grow you need more work and to get more work you need to bid more jobs to bid more jobs you either have to work longer hours or invest…
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    Electrical Estimating-How did we get here?

    Electrical Estimating- How Did We get Here? The days of pen and paper with lots of luck thrown in. Thirty years ago electrical contractors had no choice but to run their businesses the old-fashioned way by using pen and paper, writing down endless list of material and using their calculators to extend pricing and man hours. I still have nightmares of extending pages and pages of numbers hopping I didn’t make a mistake. We relied heavily on historical data to check our prices against, along with all sorts of rules of thumb. We sometimes let out gut feelings control the final price. These techniques worked largely in part to having…
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    Don’t Tell Me -Another Addendum

    Surely not another change, You will never eliminate changes in construction estimating  but you can stop the problems that come with managing your revised drawings. With the Accura Cadd PDF Draw software you can overlap new drawings on top of the original drawings to easily identify changes.  The aggravation of addendums  is a familiar scene.  Estimator receives a bid request for a project that he’s very interested in bidding. He spends a couple days performing a takeoff and gathering his material and subcontractor quotes. Then, right when he gets his sales price put together, boom, he receives a revised set of drawings. Now he has to reviews the new drawings to…
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    It All Starts With The Estimate

    It all starts with the estimate. The role of an electrical estimator is one that is highly specialized and extremely important. The estimate is the foundation of the project. It is also one of the most rewarding.  Electrical estimators in the US took home a median pay of $68, 800 with a top industry pay of $176, 000 plus bonus, 401K, phone, insurance, truck, etc.  It is also a career path with very bright future prospects, expecting to see a growth of 36.4% over the next decade. Over 185,000 jobs will be available in this sector over the same period of time. There is no standalone degree in electrical estimating, so…
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    Best Bid Hybrid Pro

    Steve with Best Bid. I don’t get the chance to address you guys and gals directly very often. I spend my time estimating and tweaking how things can work better. Electrical Estimating Software is a living thing and needs attention. New technology is coming forth every month and finding ways to implement it into our software is part of what I do. We estimate every day and we have used McCormick, Conest, Infosoft, and Accubid just to name a few and we can get the same outcome from each of these software. These are not bad products and if you spend the time ( and money) learning them they will…
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    Update your Software Prices

    Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software has just purchased Real Time Pricing. We can now help you with keeping your prices updated. Real Time Pricing is an affordable way to keep your A list items up to date. www.electricalestimating.net All of Real Time Pricing data matches Best Bid’s 100% so there is no need to modify UPC codes etc. We still work closely with NetPricer for more advance price updates. Also visit us at:  www.bestbidestimating.com  800-941-7028
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    Take the time to Succeed

    We receive letter after letter and they all say the same thing. (We need help producing our estimates). It takes too long and we can never bid enough work to keep up with the request. There are only three things that can change that. Brushing up on your estimating Skills.Spending the time to master an Electrical Estimating Software.Sub some of your projects to a freelance estimator. It seems like a simple solution but from my experience you never FEEL like you have the extra time to devote to mastering a software. You have to get to the place where you understand that the time you spend learning to estimate and…
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    Direct Cost

    Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software-www.bestbidestimating-800-941-7028 You are missing more jobs than you think you should. You just don’t understand why. You feel like you have a good estimate but you just keep losing jobs. Let’s face it. Sometimes you will just be bidding against people that just don’t have a clue or someone that made a mistake. Here is another reason you may be losing jobs. “Direct Cost” More and more I am finding that people and getting the estimate right but they just don’t quite know what their Over Head, Profit, and Labor Burden is. Let’s say you are bidding against (4) reputable contractors. You have mastered the Best…
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    Freelance Drafting Services

    Just when we think that we could not offer any more products or services to help Electrical Contractors like you ,we think of something new. We are now doing Freelance Drafting. Let us do you simple As-Build Drawings, Panel Schedules, Lighting Layouts, We can make simple modifications to any PDF or full blown drawings. For the price we charge you can’t afford to do it yourself. Best Bid Electrical Estimating Software-On-Screen Takeoff Solutions-Freelance Estimating-Online Electrical Estimating Classes-Drafting we do it all. Just let us know how we can help you with any of your electrical needs. Consulting, setting up your shop correctly, how to manage man-hours, anything electrical we can…
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